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Swimming - 13. August 2013.

2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada.

Cortney Jordan enjoyed a dream first day at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada going from US flagbearer during the Opening Ceremony to world champion in the space of less than two hours.

The 22-year-old, who took silver in the 400m freestyle S7 at London 2012, went one step further on Monday (12 August) taking gold in 5:19.60. In doing so, she finished ahead of Great Britain's Susie Rodgers and Ukraine's Ani Palian.

In the women’s equivalent, Canada's Valerie Grand’Maison was pipped to the wall by 18-year-old Rebecca Anne Meyers of the USA. Meyers (2:30.04) was just too strong for Grand’Maison in in the last 25m whilst Australia's Teigan van Roosmalen collected bronze, improving massively on her sixth place at London 2012.

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